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UNIFORM REGULATIONS 

UN/TED 5TATE5 MARINE CORPS 
1337 SUPPLEMENT 1 



THE LIBRARY OF THE 

DEC 8- 1939 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 

CHANGES IN UNIFORM REGULATIONS UNITED STATES 
MARINE CORPS, 1937 

Changes1 Headquarters U. S. Marine Corps, 

No. 1 J Washington, May 8, 1939. 

1. Changes in Uniform Kegulations, U. S. Marine Corps, 1937, 
as herein indicated will be made immediately upon receipt of this 
order. These changes supersede those published in Major General 
Commandant Circular Letters Nos. 238, 242, 246, and 288. 

2. The following pages and illustration plates will replace pages and 
plates of like numbers, viz: 1-2, 7 to 12, 17 to 22, 25 to 36, 43-44, 
53-54, 67-68, 77-78, 85-86, 89-90, 99-100, 103, 109 to 116, 119-120, 
127 to 134, and plates 21, 22, 43, and 44 embodying paragraphs modi- 
fied as below outlined: 

Par. 9. Modified and reprinted on page 2. 
Par. 55d. Modified and reprinted on page 8. 
Par. 57b. Modified and reprinted on page 9. 
Par. 61c. Modified and reprinted on page 9. 
Par. 6 Id. Modified and reprinted on page 10. 
Par. 66e. New subparagraph added on page 11. 
Par. 67e. Modified and reprinted on page 12. 
Par. 70. Subparagraphs a and c modified and reprinted on page 12. 
Par. 100. Modified and reprinted on page 18. 
Pars. 101 and 102 rescinded. 

Former paragraphs 103 and 104 renumbered as 101 and 102 and 
printed on page 19. 

Par. 127. Modified and reprinted on page 21. 
Par. 178. Modified and reprinted on page 25. 
Par. 190. Modified and reprinted on page 27. 



Par. 191. Modified and reprinted on pages 27 and 28. 

Par. 192. Modified and reprinted on page 28. 

Par. 203. Modified and reprinted on page 30. 

Par. 205. Modified and reprinted, on pages 30 and 31. 

Par. 207. Modified and reprinted on page 31. 

Par. 220. Modified and reprinted on page 33. 

Par. 221. Modified and reprinted on pages 34 and 35. 

Par. 222. Modified and reprinted on page 35. 

Par. 227. Modified and reprinted on page 36. 

Par. 309. Modified and reprinted on page 44. 

Par. 310. Modified and reprinted on page 44. 

Par. 334. New items 10 and 14 added and paragraph modified and 
reprinted on pages 53 and 54. 

Par. 335. Modified and reprinted on page 54. 

Par. 380. Modified and reprinted on page 67. 

Par. 391. Modified and reprinted on page 78. 

Par. 392. Modified and reprinted on page 78. 

Pars. 414, 415, 416, and 417. Modified and reprinted on page 85. 

Pars. 418, 419, 420, and 421. Modified and reprinted on page 86. 

Par. 424. Modified and reprinted on page 90. 

Par. 440. Modified and reprinted on page 99. 

Par. 443. Modified and reprinted on page 100. 

Pars. 456, 457, 458, and 459. Modified and reprinted on page 103. 

Par. 525. Modified and reprinted on pages 110 and 111. 

Par. 528. Modified and reprinted on page 114. 

Index. Modified and reprinted on pages 115, 119, 120, 127, 128, 129, 
130, 132, 133. 

Figures 25, 26, and 27. Modified and reprinted on Plate 21. 

Figures 147 and 150 deleted and Plate 44 reprinted. 

3. The following changes will be inserted by pen or typewriter: 

Page 4, par. 18. Strike out line 7, as amended, "2 coats, service, 
summer." In line 19, between "service," and "pairs," insert "sum- 
mer,". 

Page 16, par. 100, last line. After "white," change period to comma 
and add "standing and batwing." 

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Page 23, par. 134, line 1. Strike out period and add "A." 

Page 23, par. 135, line 1. Strike out "or" and insert comma; 
change period to comma and add "or mess dress B." 

Page 66, par. 379, line 14. Strike out "service cap and hat" and 
insert "left service collar." In line 15 between "ornament" and 
"insignia" insert "small." 

Page 80, par. 395, last line. Capitalize "Fourragere." 

Page 84, par. 414, line 8. After "knots" strike out comma and 
insert "and"; in the same line strike out "and garrison." 

Page 87, par. 421, line 1. Strike out "and garrison caps,"; in same 
line between "for" and "collar," insert "garrison caps and;" in line 
3 change period to comma and add "and flat." 

Page 87, par. 422, lines 6 and 7. Strike out "and garrison caps." 

Page 98, par. 439. Strike out entire paragraph. 

Page 102, par. 453-c, line 1. Strike out "Staff officers" and sub- 
stitute "Permanent staff officers, except general officers." 

Page 118, Index, line 33. After "Buttons: cuff 61-c" insert ", d." 

Page 121, Index. Insert between lines 16 and 17 "miniature, with 
civilian clothing 309." 

Page 122, Index. Strike out line 3. 

Page 124, Index, line 12. After "Insignia — Navy *E' " change 
"221-f" to "221-d." 

Page 124, Index. Insert between lines 25 and 26 "caps, garrison 
178." 

T. HOLCOMB, 

Major General Commandant. 
Approved: 

William D. Leahy, 

Acting Secretary oj the Navy. 



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UNIFORM REGULATIONS, UNITED STATES MARINE 

CORPS, 1937 



CHAPTER I 
GENERAL REGULATIONS 

1. Uniform Regulations, United States Marine Corps, 1937, is 
published for the information and guidance of all officers and enlisted 
men of the Marine Corps, who shall wear the articles of uniform and 
equipment only which are prescribed herein for their respective ranks 
and grades. Commanding officers shall assure themselves that all 
officers and enlisted men serving under their command conform to 
these regulations. 

2. Articles corresponding to those prescribed may be substituted 
when necessary, in conformity with the Tables of Uniforms (Chapter 
IX). Additional articles which are required, or articles which are to 
be omitted, should be specified accordingly when prescribing a uniform. 
Parts of one uniform shall not be worn with parts of another except 
as authorized in these regulations, and so far as practicable, especially 
in connection with white uniforms or uniforms combining white, 
officers and enlisted men shall wear corresponding articles of the 
uniform when on duty together. 

3. The uniform for officers and enlisted men for the day or for any 
particular occasion shall be fixed, if at a post or station, by the com- 
manding officer of marines or, if attached to a vessel of the Navy, 
by the senior naval officer present, with due regard to the duty to 
be performed and the state of the weather. 

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4. The uniform of the day for officers and enlisted men shall be 
posted on a bulletin board, and a copy of these regulations shall be 
placed where they may be consulted by enlisted men. 

5. Marine Corps personnel when actually engaged in flying duty 
are authorized to wear such articles of uniform and equipment as 
are prescribed by the Navy Department for the aviation personnel 
of the Navy. 

6. Commanding officers shall inspect and verify service uniforms 
of the personnel under their command as often as may be necessary 
to be assured that all members thereof are prepared, upon short notice, 
to take the field fully uniformed as prescribed. Officers ordered to 
duty in the field shall be required to carry those articles of uniform 
and equipment only which are necessary to the particular duty 
ordered. 

7. The uniform for officers and enlisted men of the Marine Corps 
Reserve shall be the same as for the corresponding ranks and grades 
of officers and enlisted men of the Marine Corps. 

8. Unless otherwise specified, changes made in specifications of 
officers , uniforms and equipment will become effective when it is 
necessary for officers to replace that particular item of uniform or 
equipment. 

9. Officers detailed to staff departments shall wear line uniforms. 

10. Retired officers on active duty shall conform in all respects to 
these regulations. If not on active duty they are not required to 
wear or have uniforms but may wear uniforms and equipment either 
in conformity with these regulations or as prescribed at the time of 
their retirement. A retired officer with a brevet commission may, 
while in a retired status, wear the uniform of his highest brevet rank. 
Retired enlisted men may wear the uniform prescribed at the date of 
their retirement, 

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CHAPTER II 

SPECIAL REGULATIONS 

SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR OFFICERS 

50. Aviation equipment. 

a. Flight clothing and equipment shall be as prescribed by the 
Bureau of Aeronautics. 

51. Belts. 

a. The various belts shall be worn with the buckle at the center 

of the waist in front, buckle covering bottom button of 
coat. 

b. The officer's belt, Model 1935 (by commissioned officers and 

commissioned warrant officers), and the warrant officer's 
belt (by such officers), shall habitually be worn over the 
dress and service coats. 

c. When the sword is worn with the white uniform, the belt 

shall be worn underneath the coat, with slings and sword 
outside, and shoulder strap of belt omitted. 

52. Boots. 

a. Boots (without spurs) may be worn by officers assigned to 

duty with aviation organizations. 

b. Field boots without spurs are authorized but not required 

for all officers. They may be worn in the field and at 
drill; and at other times at the discretion of the com- 
manding officer. 

c. Field boots with spurs may be worn when actually mounted. 

d. Riding boots with spurs are prescribed for mounted officers. 

Except when actually on duty with troop formations under 
arms, riding boots are authorized (but not Required) for 
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53. Breeches. 

a. Dark blue breeches are prescribed for general officers and 

permanent staff officers. 

b. Sky blue breeches are prescribed for other mounted officers. 

c. Officers below field rank serving afloat are authorized to 

wear dress breeches with blue undress when forming part 
of a landing force on actual field service. 

d. Dress breeches may be worn by mounted officers in lieu of 

trousers, when appropriate. 

54. Buttons. 

a. All buttons of uniform garments shall be fastened. 

55. Cap and Hat. 

a. An officer wearing side arms shall not appear in public with- 

out his cap or hat, except indoors. 

b. The winter service cap will be worn with the winter service 

uniform at all times except in the Tropics and on campaign 
service. 

c. The field hat will be worn in the Tropics and on campaign 

service. 

d. The summer garrison cap may be prescribed for wear in the 

Tropics at night, and at sea in lieu of the white cap when 
the cotton shirt is worn in lieu oj the dress coat. 

e. Summer service or winter service garrison caps are author- 

ized for personnel of aviation detachments, when in cor- 
responding uniforms, while on duty within their own pre- 
cincts and on flight duty. 

f. The steel helmet may be prescribed. The strap of the hel- 

met will always be worn to the rear. 

g.^The head strap or cord shall always be worn with the field 
P hat, head strap buckled at front. 

h. A rubber cap cover may be worn to protect the cap in in- 
clement weather. 

56. Cloaks. 

a. Cloaks may be worn by commissioned officers, except com- 

missioned warrant officers. 

b. Cloaks shall not be worn in line with troops. 
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57. Coat, 

a. Roll collar service coats shall habitually be worn with both 

summer and winter service, except when on campaign 
field service. 

b. When climatic conditions make it advisable, the command- 

ing officer may prescribe the shirt without the service coat, 
or in lieu of the dress coat. 

58. Gloves. 

a. Gloves of dark brown mahogany shade or dark russet color 

shall be worn with the overcoat and when mounted. 

b. Officers shall wear gloves when the sword is worn, except 

with summer service uniform. 

c. White gloves shall never be worn with the overcoat or when 

mounted. 

59. leggings. 

a. Leggings shall not be worn with dress unless actually 

mounted; nor with blue undress unless actually mounted 
or forming part of a landing force on actual field service. 
When so worn, the trousers shall be folded from under- 
neath over the outside of the leg, with as little fullness at 
the knee as practicable. 

b. Leggings shall not be worn with white trousers. 

60. Raincoat, rain cape, and poncho. 

a. The raincoat, rain cape, and poncho may be worn in inclem- 
ent weather with any uniform unless otherwise ordered. 

61. Shirt. 

a. Cotton or flannel shirt and service scarf, tied in four-in- 

hand knot, shall habitually be worn when on duty. 

b. Cotton or flannel shirt, when worn without the coat shall 

have collar insignia of rank thereon. 

c. The white shirt, with cuff buttons and standing collar, shall 

be worn with the special full dress, dress, and blue undress 

uniforms, except that on sea duty, the cotton shirt may be 

worn in lieu of the dress coat, in conformity with the uniform 

which may be prescribed for the marine detachment with 

which an officer is serving. 

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61. Shirt — Continued. 

d. The shirt worn with evening dress and mess dress uniforms will 
be neck band type, have stiff starched bosom with two or three 
studs and starched cuffs with cuff buttons. The evening 
dress (black) necktie is prescribed for wear with both uniforms. 
The white standing collar will be worn with evening dress 
uniforms and the balwing collar with mess dress uniforms. 

62. Shoes and socks. 

a. Brown shoes shall always be worn when leggings are worn. 

b. Officers shall not wear patent-leather or enameled-leather 

shoes when in line with troops. 

c. White shoes shall always be worn with white uniforms. 

d. Low shoes, with socks of corresponding color, may be worn 

with trousers. 

e. Socks should conform as nearly as possible to the color of 

the shoes with which worn. 

63. Slings. 

a. Slings shall be worn only when the sword is prescribed. 

b. When worn with the overcoat, slings and sword shall be 

worn outside. 

c. When worn with the white uniforms, slings and swords shall 

be worn outside the coat with the belt (without shoulder 
strap) underneath the coat. 

64. Spurs. 

a. Spurs and straps shall always be worn with riding boots 

(except by aviators). 

b. When actually mounted, spurs and straps shall be worn with 

field boots, or with shoes and leggings. 

c. Spurs shall be worn with spur points down. 

d. Spurs shall not be worn by officers assigned to the aviation 

organization except when actually mounted or attending 
ceremonies. 

65. Sword. 

a. The sword shall be worn outside all coats and the overcoat. 

It shall be hooked up with the hilt inclined to the rear 
and the slings outside the scabbard. When mounted, it 
shall be worn unhooked. 

b. The sword knot shall always be worn with the sword. 
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65. Sword — Continued. 

c. The sword shall not be worn with evening dress or mess dress, 

under any circumstances. 

d. The officer of the day, the officer of the guard, and officers 

on duty in line with troops under arms shall wear the sword 
unless otherwise prescribed. 

e. An officer detailed to place another officer in arrest shall wear 

the sword. 

66. Trousers. 

a. Dark blue trousers are prescribed for general officers, perma- 

nent staff officers, chief quartermaster clerks, chief pay 
clerks, quartermaster clerks, and pay clerks. 

b. Sky blue trousers are prescribed for all other officers, except 

that with the evening dress uniform, dark blue trousers 
are worn by both line and staff. 

c. Summer and winter service trousers are authorized for wear 

in quarters or garrison, or on informal occasions. 

d. Service trousers may also be worn by aviation personnel when 

engaged in flying, working with aircraft, in temporary 
aviation camps, or on extended flights. 

e. Black mess trousers will he worn with the white mess jacket at 

informal occasions. Commanding officers may prescribe the 
wearing of evening dress trousers with the white mess jacket on 
formal occasions. 

SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR ENLISTED MEN 

67. Belts. 

a. When on duty, enlisted men shall wear the dress or service 

belt, as may be prescribed , with the waist plate or buckle at 
the center of the waist in front, plate or buckle covering 
bottom button of coat. 

b. When sword is worn with the dress or blue undress, the dress 

belt with slings shall be worn by noncommissioned officers 
of the first grade, and the dress belt with dress frog by all 
other enlisted men. 

c. When sword is worn with service uniforms or the overcoat the 

service belt with slings shall be worn by noncommissioned 

officers of the first grade, and the service belt with service 

frog by all other enlisted men. 

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67. Belts — Continued. 

d. The dress belt shall be worn with the dress coat except when 

the pistol is prescribed, in which event the service belt, 
service slide, and holster shall be worn. 

e. The service belt shall be worn over the overcoat and the winter 

service coat when on liberty, at drills when packs are not 
worn, at ceremonies, and upon all other occasions when the 
web belt is not prescribed. 

f . Slings or sword frog shall not be worn unless the sword is worn, 

nor will the slide for pistol holster and bayonet scabbard be 
worn except when under arms. 

68. Buttons. 

a. All buttons of uniform garments shall be fastened. 

69. Cap and hat. 

a. At posts within the United States at which the cap is pre- 

scribed as the uniform in lieu of the field hat, enlisted men 
will not be required to have field hats in their possession and 
post quartermasters will not be required to keep field hats on 
hand in stock. In the event of mobilization, the necessary 
field hats, to complete uniform equipment of personnel, will 
be issued at the point of mobilization. 

b. The leather head strap, buckled at front, will always be worn 

with the field hat. 

70. Coats. 

a. Except when on campaign field service, roll collar service 

coats shall habitually be worn with winter service. 

b. The coat shall always be worn at ceremonies, on guard duty, 

and on liberty, except when in the opinion of the com- 
manding officer, extreme temperature conditions make the 
wearing of the coat a hardship, and other conditions make 
the omission of the coat appropriate. 

c. When climatic conditions make it advisable, the commanding 

officer may prescribe the shirt without the winter service coat, 
or in lieu oj the dress coat, either ashore or afloat. 

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100— Continued. 

Cover, cap, rubber. Authorized but not required for all officers. 

Epaulets. Aide-de-camp to the President and officers detailed 
for duty at the White House only. 

Gloves, brown. All officers. 

Gloves, white. All officers. 

Hat, field. All officers. 

Insignia. Officers of Adjutant and Inspector's Department; 
of Paymaster's Department; of Quartermaster's Department; 
aides-de-camp to general officers; chief marine gunners and 
marine gunners; leader, Marine Band. 

Insignia, aviation. Officers entitled thereto. 

Insignia of rank. Commissioned officers and commissioned 
warrant officers. 

Jacket, dress, evening, (a) Major General Commandant and 
other general officers; (b) field and company officers. 

Jacket, mess, white. Commissioned officers, except commis- 
sioned warrant officers. 

Knots, shoulder. Commissioned officers except commissioned 
warrant officers; leader, Marine Band. 

Knot, sword, dress. Aide-de-camp to the President; officers 
detailed for duty at the White House; leader, Marine Band. 

Knot, sword, undress. All officers. 

Knot, sword, official mourning. All officers. 

Leggings, brown. All company officers. Authorized but not 
required for general and field officers. 

Miniatures of decorations and medals. All officers. 

Necktie, dress, evening. Commissioned officers, except com- 
missioned warrant officers. 

Ornament, cap, dress. All officers. 

Ornament, cap and hat, service. All officers. 

Ornaments, collar, dress. All officers. 

Ornaments, collar, service. All officers. 

Overcoat, All officers. 

Overcoat, short. Authorized but not required for all officers. 

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100— Continued. 

Scabbard, sword. All officers. 

Scarf, black. All officers. 

Scarf, service. All officers. 

Shirt, cotton. All officers. 

Shirt, flannel. All officers. 

Shirt, white. All officers. 

Shoes, black. All officers. 

Shoes, brown. All officers. 

Shoes, white. All officers. 

Slings, sword, full dress. Aide-de-camp to the President; officers 
detailed for duty at the White House; leader, Marine Band. 

Slings, sword, undress. All officers. 

Socks. All officers. 

Spurs and straps. All officers. 

Studs, shirt, dress. Commissioned officers, except commissioned 
warrant officers. 

Sword. All officers. 

Trousers, dress, (a) Major General Commandant and other 
general officers; (b) line officers; leader, Marine Band; (c) per- 
manent staff officers. 

Trousers, dress, evening. Commissioned officers, except com- 
missioned warrant officers. 

Trousers, full dress. Leader, Marine Band. 

Trousers, mess, black. Commissioned officers, except commis- 
sioned warrant officers. 

Trousers, service, summer. All officers. 

Trousers, service, winter. All officers. 

Trousers, white. All officers. 

Waistcoat, white. Commissioned officers, except commissioned 
warrant officers. 
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101. An officer serving ashore in time of war under a temporary 
commission, or warrant, or on special assignment, is required to 
provide himself with the articles prescribed for summer and winter 
service uniforms only; only blue and white uniforms will be required 
when serving on board ship. The procurement of other uniforms is 
optional. 

102. The uniforms required by Reserve officers will be as prescribed 

from time to time by the Major General Commandant. 

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OCCASIONS ON WHICH EACH UNIFORM IS TO BE WORN 

125. When on duty, or attending ceremonies or social functions in 
an official capacity, officers shall wear the uniform prescribed for the 
occasion or as ordered by the senior officer present. Officers attend- 
ing functions at the White House should consult Headquarters Marine 
Corps, which will prescribe the appropriate uniform for the occasion 
and season. In prescribing a uniform other than service, due consid- 
eration shall be given to the temperature and to the relative impor- 
tance of the occasion in deciding whether the uniform is to be blue, or 
white, or a combination of the two. 

126. Dress or blue undress may be prescribed for officers at all 
posts on social occasions and when not in line with troops. 

127. Dress or blue undress is prescribed as the uniform for enlisted 
men on recruiting duty. It is the winter uniform for marine detachments 
serving on vessels of the Navy, but the shirt may be prescribed in lieu of the 
blue coat, and at sea the garrison cap, summer service, may be worn in 
lieu of the white cap. Dress or blue undress shall be worn by enlisted 
men on liberty, and on social occasions within and without the United 
States where climatic conditions permit. 

128. Winter service is prescribed as the duty uniform at all posts, 
within and without the United States, during the period of the year 
when heavy clothing is necessary. This uniform shall not be worn 
by enlisted men on liberty or furlough, unless on expeditionary duty 
where the blue uniform is not carried. 

129. Summer service is prescribed as the duty uniform at all posts, 
within and without the United States, during the period of the year 
when light clothing is necessary, and as the summer uniform for en- 
listed men of marine detachments serving on board vessels of the 
Navy. This uniform shall also be worn by enlisted men on liberty 
and on social occasions at shore stations within and without the 
United States, where climatic conditions do not permit the wearing 
of dress or blue undress. Marine detachments of ships shall wear the 

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cap with summer service when the latter is worn on board ship or on 
liberty. 

130. The uniform to be worn by the Marine Band shall be prescribed 
b} r the Leader. 

131. Members of the Marine Corps Reserve shall wear the uniforms 
of their rank and grade when at drills. They may wear such uniforms 
at ceremonies and memorial services. 

132. The following uniforms are prescribed for the occasions 

indicated: 

OFFICERS 

133. Special full dress, dress or white dress, with sword. 

1. State occasions at home or abroad, such as receiving or 

being received by the President; an ex-President; the 
Vice President; the Secretary of the Navy of the 
United States; the sovereign, chief executive, or ruler 
of any country; any member of a royal family, or an 
ambassador. 

2. First visits to officers of flag rank, and when exchanging 

visits of ceremony with foreign officials. 

3. Reception of — 

a. The Secretary of the Navy. 

b. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy. 

c. A member of the President's Cabinet. 

d. The Chief Justice of the United States. 

e. The Governor of a State or Territory of the United 

States. 

f. The Governor General of islands or groups of 

islands occupied by the United States. 

g. The President of the Senate. 

h. The Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

i. A Committee of Congress. 

j. An envoy extraordinary and minister plenipo- 
tentiary, minister resident, or other diplomatic 
representative of rank of charge d'affaires or 
above, within the waters of the nation to which he 
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UNIVERSITY Of HfllWHS 

CHAPTER V 
INSIGNIA, CHEVRONS, ETC. 

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, COMMISSIONED WARRANT OFFICERS, 
AND WARRANT OFFICERS 

INSIGNIA OF RANK, ETC. 

175. Commissioned officers and commissioned warrant officers. — 
Officers shall wear the insignia of rank on the shoulder straps of all 
coats, the white mess jacket, the overcoat, and the raincoat; on the 
epaulets of the full dress coat and shoulder knots of the evening 
dress jacket; on the collar of the cotton and flannel shirts when service 
coats are not worn; and on the garrison caps. 

176. On the coats, overcoat, and raincoat, the insignia of rank 
shall be placed on the center line of each shoulder strap, officers below 
general rank wearing the insignia with the outer edge % inch from the 
armhole seam. On the white mess jacket, the insignia of rank shall 
be placed on the center line of each shoulder strap, approximately 
equidistant between the collar of jacket and armhole seam. On the 
epaulets and shoulder knots, the insignia of rank shall be worn as 
prescribed in paragraphs 201-204. 

177. When coats are not worn with service uniforms, the small 
insignia of rank shall be worn on the collar of the cotton and flannel 
shirts, being centered on each side of the collar 1 inch from the front 
edge, with the collar turned down. 

178. On the garrison caps, the small insignia of rank shall be placed 
on the right side, directly opposite the left service collar ornament. 

179. Major general commandant and other major generals. — 
On the shoulder strap, the two large stars shall be worn as follows: 
On the dress, white, and service coats, so the distance between the 
two stars shall be the same as the distance from the armhole seam 
and the center of button to the nearest star, respectively; on the white 
mess jacket, equally spaced between the dress collar ornament and the 
button at collar, and on the overcoat and raincoat so the star nearest 

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the button will clear the collar when the latter is worn turned down, 
with the other star spaced midway between the armhole seam and the 
star at button end. On the collar of the cotton and flannel shirts 
the small stars shall be 2 inches apart. On the shoulder strap and 
shoulder knot one ray of each star shall point toward the collar end ; 
on the garrison caps it shall point toward the top; and on the cotton 
and flannel shirts toward the top of the collar. 

180. Brigadier general. — On the shoulder strap the star shall be 
worn as follows: On the dress, white, and service coats, midway be- 
tween the armhole seam and center of button; on the white mess 
jacket, equally spaced between the dress collar ornament and the 
button at collar, and on the overcoat and raincoat, midway between 
the armhole seam and the edge of collar when turned down. On the 
shoulder strap and shoulder knot one ray shall point toward the 
collar end, on the garrison caps it shall point toward the top, and on 
the cotton and flannel shirts, toward the top of the collar. 

181. Colonel. — On the shoulder strap, epaulet, and shoulder knot, 
the head of the eagle shall be toward the collar end, on the garrison caps 
it shall be toward the top, and on the cotton and flannel shirts, toward 
the top of the collar, with the eagle in each case facing the front. 

182. Lieutenant colonel. — On the shoulder strap, epaulet, and 
shoulder knot the tip of the leaf shall point toward the collar end, on 
the garrison caps it shall point toward the top, and on the cotton and 
flannel shirts, toward the top of the collar. 

183. Major. — On the shoulder strap, epaulet, and shoulder knot 
the tip of the leaf shall point toward the collar end, on the garrison 
caps it shall point toward the top, and on the cotton and flannel 
shirts, toward the top of the collar. 

184. Captain. — The bars shall be worn with the long axis in a line 
from front to rear on the shoulder strap, epaulet, and shoulder knot, 
in a vertical line on the garrison caps, and parallel to the front edge 
of the collar on the cotton and flannel shirts. 

185. First lieutenant. — The bar shall be worn with the long axis in 
a line from front to rear on the shoulder strap, epaulet, and shoulder 
knot, in a vertical line on the garrison caps, and parallel to the front 
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186. Second lieutenant. — The bar shall be worn with the long axis 
in a- line, from front to rear on the shoulder strap, epaulet, and shoulder 
knot; in a vertical line on the garrison caps; and parallel to the front 
edge of the collar on the cotton and flannel shirts. 

187. Commissioned warrant officers. — The bar for chief marine 
gunner, chief quartermaster clerk, and chief pay clerk shall be worn 
with the long axis in a line from front to rear on the shoulder strap; 
in a vertical line on the garrison caps; and parallel to the front edge of 
the collar on the cotton and flannel shirts. 

188. Warrant officers. — The insignia worn by warrant officers, in 
lieu of insignia of rank, are as follows: Quartermaster clerk, Adjutant 
and Inspector's Department; quartermaster clerk, Quartermaster's 
Department; and pay clerk- — the insignia of their respective depart- 
ments; marine gunner — bursting spherical shell. They shall be worn 
on the shoulder straps of all coats, the overcoat, and the raincoat; 
on the collar of the cotton and flannel shirts when service coats are 
not worn; and on the garrison caps; and be placed as prescribed for 
insignia of rank for commissioned warrant officers. 

189. Aviation cadet. — A winged airplane propeller. They shall be 
worn on the shoulder straps of all coats, the overcoat, and the rain- 
coat, with top of wings toward neck; on the cotton and flannel shirts, 
when service coats are not worn, with top of wings uppermost, and on 
the garrison caps with top of wings uppermost; and be placed as 
prescribed for insignia of rank for commissioned warrant officers. 

CAP AND HAT ORNAMENTS 

190. All officers. — The dress cap ornament shall be worn on the 
full dress, dress, and white caps; and the service cap and hat orna- 
ment on the winter and summer service caps and the field hat. On 
the garrison caps, the left service collar ornament is worn on the left 
front side, with the center of the ornament 2 inches from the front. 

COLLAR ORNAMENTS 

191. All officers. — The dress collar ornaments shall be worn on the 
dress and white coats, the white mess jacket, and on epaulets and 
shoulder knots. The service collar ornaments shall be worn on the 

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summer and winter service coats. On the dress and white coats, the 
ornaments shall be placed vertically in the center of each side of the 
collar, center of hemisphere 1% inches from the neck opening with 
eagle facing toward the front. On the white mess jacket, the collar 
ornament shall be worn on the center line of the shoulder strap, % inch 
from the armhole seam with head of eagle facing front. On epaulets 
and shoulder knots, the ornaments shall be placed as indicated in 
paragraphs 201-204. On the service coats, the ornament shall be 
worn on the collar, centered between the crease roll and outer edge 
with center of hemisphere 1 inch above the horizontal edge of lapel 
notch, the vertical axis of ornament being parallel with crease roll 
and eagle facing inside. Collar ornaments shall not be worn on the 
cotton and flannel shirts. Left service collar ornament shall be worn on 
the left front side of the garrison cap, with center of ornament 2 inches 
from the front. 

INSIGNIA FOR COLLAR, LAPEL, AND SHOULDER STRAP 

192. Commissioned staff officers. — Permanent staff officers shall 
wear the insignia of the staff department on the dress, white, and service 
coats, and the white mess jacket. 

193. How worn. — (a) The dress insignia shall be worn on the 
collar of the dress and white coats, placed vertically in the center of 
each side of the collar to the rear of the collar ornament, 2 inches be- 
tween center of ornament and center of insignia. 

(b) On the white mess jacket, the dress insignia shall be placed on 
the center line of the shoulder strap, next to the button, and be 
equally spaced with other insignia. 

(c) The service insignia shall be worn on the lapels of the service 
coats, placed with the center of the insignia midway on a line bisecting 
the angle of the peak of the lapel, the vertical axis of the insignia being 
parallel with the crease roll. 

194. Aides-de-cainp to general officers. — When detailed for dut}" as 
an aide-de-camp to a general officer, an officer shall wear the prescribed 
insignia. 

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195. How worn. — The dress insignia and the service insignia shall be 
worn on the garments specified, and in the positions designated, respec- 
tively, in paragraph 193'. They shall' be worn with eagle facing front 
on collars of coats and shoulder straps mentioned, and facing inside on 
lapels of service coats. 

196. The top of all insignia shall be worn toward the collar end of 
the shoulder strap. The insignia of the Paymaster's Department 
shall be worn with the hilt of the sword toward rear on the collars of 
the dress and white coats, and the shoulder straps of the white mess 
jacket, and toward outer edge of lapel on the service coats. This 
insignia is worn in pairs, right and left. 

197. Commissioned warrant officers. — Chief quartermaster clerks 
and chief pay clerks shall wear the insignia of their respective staff de- 
partments, and chief marine gunners the insignia prescribed therefor, 
on the dress, white, and service coats, the overcoat, and raincoat. 

198. How worn. — Insignia for the dress, white, and service coats 
shall be worn in the same manner as prescribed above for commis- 
sioned officers. On the overcoat and the raincoat, the service insignia 
shall be worn on the shoulder strap, placed on the center line midway 
between the insignia of rank and the button at collar end. 

199. Warrant officers. — Quartermaster clerks, and pay clerks shall 
wear the insignia of their respective staff departments, and the marine 
gunners, the insignia prescribed therefor on the dress, white, and 
service coats, the overcoat, and raincoat, and on the cotton and flannel 
shirts, when coats are not worn. 

200. How worn. — The insignia shall be placed on the center line of 
the shoulder strap with the outer edge % inch from armhole seam. On 
the cotton and flannel shirts, the service insignia shall be centered on 
each side of the collar, 1 inch from the front edge, with the collar 
turned down. 

ORNAMENTS AND INSIGNIA FOR EPAULETS 

201. Commissioned officers prescribed. — The epaulets worn with 
the full dress coat prescribed for an aide-de-camp to the President and 
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the dress collar ornaments, and the insignia of rank embroidered on 
scarlet cloth. 

202. The ornaments and insignia shall be worn on the center line 
of epaulet. The ornament shall be placed on the frog or shoulder 
pad, with the crest of eagle % 6 -inch above cusps of metal crescent, 
eagle facing the front. The insignia of rank shall be equally spaced 
between the ornament and the button at collar end. 

ORNAMENTS AND INSIGNIA FOR SHOULDER KNOTS 

203. The shoulder knots worn with the evening dress jacket shall 
have the following placed thereon: In the case of line officers, the dress 
collar ornaments, and the insignia of rank embroidered on scarlet 
cloth; in the case of permanent staff officers, the respective dress staff 
insignia in addition to the ornament and insignia of rank. Aides-de- 
camp to general officers shall also wear the dress insignia in addition 
to the ornament and insignia of rank. 

204. The ornament and insignia shall be worn on center line of 
shoulder knot, equally spaced between lower end of knot and the but- 
ton at collar end. The ornament shall be placed at shoulder end of 
knot, with head of eagle toward collar end, eagle facing the front. 
When the insignia for staff departments or for aides-de-camp to gen- 
eral officers are also worn, the insignia of rank shall be placed at an 
equal distance between the ornament and such insignia. The top of 
the staff insignia and insignia for aides-de-camp to general officers shall 
be placed toward collar end of knot, the hilt of the sword of insignia 
for the Paymaster's Department pointing toward the rear, such 
insignia being in pairs. 

MISCELLANEOUS (OFFICERS) 

205. Aiguillettes, dress, shall be worn by aides-de-camp as follows, 
namely, to the President, to the Secretary or The Assistant Secretary 
of the Navy, on the personal staff of a flag officer of the Navy, to 
general officers, and to visiting foreign officers, and by those officers 
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DIVERSITY otttqcbte, with the special full dress, dress, white dress, evening dress, 
and mess dress uniforms ; and with the blue undress, and white undress 
uniforms by an aide-de-camp to the President and by officers detailed 
for duty at the White House. Dress aiguillettes may be worn by per- 
manent staff officers with the evening dress uniform. 

206. Dress aiguillettes shall be worn on the right side by an aide- 
de-camp to the President and by officers detailed for duty at the 
White House, and on the left side by all other officers for whom pre- 
scribed. Dress aiguillettes shall be suspended from the collar open- 
ing of the full dress coat and from the top button of the dress and 
white coats. On the evening dress jacket, dress aiguillettes worn on 
the right side shall be suspended from the top button and those worn 
on the left side shall be suspended from a hook at the inside of the 
collar opening. On the white mess jacket, dress aiguillettes shall be 
suspended from a small button attached to body of jacket under 
extreme inside point of slash between lapel and collar on the side on 
which the aiguillette is worn. Both plaited cords and the front single 
loop shall be worn in front of the arm, the rear single loop passing 
from the rear under the arm. 

207. Aiguillettes, service, shall be worn by aides-de-camp as follows, 
namely, to the Secretary or The Assistant Secretary of the Navy, on 
the personal staff of a flag officer of the Navy, to general officers, and 
to visiting foreign officers, and by Naval attaches or assistant attaches , 
at all times, with the blue undress, white undress, and winter and sum- 
mer service uniforms. Service aiguillettes shall be fastened under the 
left shoulder strap and go around the shoulder just under the armpit, 
with the longest loop nearest the collar. An aide-de-camp to the Sec- 
retary or The Assistant Secretary of the Navy and an aide-de-camp 
to an admiral shall wear four loops; an aide-de-camp to a vice admiral, 
three loops; and an aide-de-camp to a general officer, or to a rear 
admiral or officer of lower rank entitled to an aide-de-camp, two loops. 
An aide-de-camp to a visiting foreign officer shall wear the aiguillette 
appropriate to the rank of such officer. When the overcoat is worn, 
service aiguillettes shall be worn outside. 

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208. Band, official mourning. — When official mourning is ordered, 
the band shall be worn on the left arm above the elbow. This band 
may also be worn by officers as family mourning. 

209. Brassard, military police, shall be worn with the lettering on 
the outer half of the left sleeve, midway between the armhole seam 
and the elbow 

210. Insignia, naval aviator, shall be worn by all officers designated 
as naval aviators, and by aviation cadets, on the left breast of all 
coats and jackets, with wings horizontal. On dress and white coats, 
such insignia shall be centered above the pocket, with the upper edge 
midway between the first and second buttons at top of coat. On the 
full dress coat and the jackets, the insignia shall be placed midway 
between the center line and left armhole seam, in the same relative 
position as that on the dress and white coats. On winter and summer 
service coats, the insignia shall be centered above the pocket, being 
placed, when worn alone with the upper edge 1 % inches above the 
pocket, and when worn with ribbons or marksmanship badges, with 
the lower edge % inch above them. Full-size embroidered insignia 
shall be worn on the full dress, dress, and winter service coats; full- 
size metal insignia on the summer service and white coats ; and minia- 
ture metal insignia on the evening dress and white mess jackets. 
Naval aviator insignia shall not be worn on the overcoat or shirt. 

211. Insignia, naval aviation observer, shall be worn by all officers 
of the Marine Corps designated as naval aviation observers, as pre- 
scribed above for naval aviator insignia. 

212. Knots, shoulder, shall be worn on the shoulders of the full 
dress coat and evening dress jacket. 

213. Knot, sword, official mourning. — When official mourning is 
ordered, the crepe shall be knotted upon the sword hilt, being doubled 
at the center, the folded end. drawn (from the top) through the sword- 
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220. Chevrons. — Chevrons shall be worn, points up, on both 
sleeves of all coats, the overcoat, and shirts, midway between the 
elbow and armhole seam, in the center of the outer half of each 
sleeve. Dress chevrons shall be worn on the dress coat; winter service 
chevrons on the winter service coat and the overcoat; and summer 
service chevrons on the cotton and flannel shirts. 

The following chevrons are prescribed: 

Chevrons To be worn by 

First grade, line Sergeants major. 

Master gunnery sergeants. 
First grade, staff Master technical sergeants. 

Master technical sergeants (mess). 

Quartermaster sergeants. 

Paymaster sergeants. 
Second grade, line First sergeants. 

Gunnery sergeants. 
Second grade, staff Technical sergeants. 

Technical sergeants (P. M.). 

Technical sergeants (mess). 

Drum majors. 

Supply sergeants. 

Third grade, line Platoon sergeants. 

Third grade, staff Staff sergeants (clerical). 

Staff sergeants (mechanical). 

Staff sergeants (mess). 
Fourth grade Sergeants. 

Mess sergeants. 

Chief cooks. 

Drum sergeants. 

Trumpet sergeants. 

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Chevrons To be worn by- 
Fifth grade Corporals. 

Mess corporals. 

Field cooks. 

Drum corporals. 

Trumpet corporals. 
Sixth grade Privates first class. 

Assistant cooks. 

Drummers first class. 

Trumpeters first class. 

221. Navy insignia. — The following insignia shall be worn, as in- 
dicated, on the outer half of sleeves, viz: 

a. Gun captain (Navy), on the right sleeve only, midway between 

the elbow and bottom of cuff, or, if service stripes are worn, 
above such stripes, with muzzle pointing to the front. 

b. Gun pointer, first class (Navy), on the right sleeve of the dress 

and the winter service coat only, midway between the elbow and 
the bottom of cuff, or, if service stripes are worn, above such 
stripes, with the star uppermost. 

c. Gun pointer, second class (Navy), on the right sleeve of the 

dress and the winter service coat only, midway between the 
elbow and the bottom of cuff, or, if service stripes are worn, 
above such stripes. 

d. Navy "E," on the right sleeve of the dress and the winter service 

coat only, when awarded members of crews or ships making 
exceptionally high scores in special forms of gunnery exercises 
or communication competitions, being worn from the time of 
notification of its award until the 15th of July of the competi- 
tion year following the year for which the award is made. 
Worn on the dress coat in front of middle cuff button, midway 
between edge of button and vertical seam of strap, and on the 
winter service coat with the bottom edge of letter 2 l / 2 inches 
above bottom edge of sleeve, centered under point of cuff. 

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CAP AND HAT ORNAMENTS 

222. Enlisted men. — The gilt cap ornament shall be worn by ail 
enlisted men on the dress and white caps, and the bronze cap and 
hat ornament on the winter and summer service caps, and the field 
hat. On the garrison caps, the left service collar ornament shall be 
worn on the left front side, in the place provided therefor. 

COLLAR ORNAMENTS 

223. Enlisted men. — Except as hereinafter provided for the Marine 
Band, the collar ornaments shall be worn by all enlisted men on the 
collars of all coats. Gilt collar ornaments shall be worn on dress 
coats, placed vertically in the center of each side of the collar, with 
eagle facing toward the front, center of hemisphere of ornaments 
being 1% inches from the neck opening. Bronze collar ornaments 
shall be worn on service coats, placed with the center of hemisphere 
% inch above the lapel notch and 1 inch from outside edge of collar, 
the vertical axis of ornament at right angles to the horizontal edge of 
notch, with eagle facing inside. 

MISCELLANEOUS (ENLISTED MEN) 

224. Band, official mourning. — When detailed to act as pallbearers 
at military funerals, enlisted men shall wear the official mourning band 
on the left arm above the elbow, below chevron or insignia. 

225. Band, sick list. — Shall be worn on the right sleeve midway 
between the shoulder seam and the elbow, or directly below chevron 
or insignia. 

226. Brassards. — Shall be worn on the left sleeve (fastened at 
back), midway between the armhole seam and the elbow, or directly 
below chevron or insignia, as follows: 

a. Brassard, military police: Dark blue, with the lettering "M. P." 

on the outer half of the left sleeve. 

b. Brassard, agent or signalman: Blue. 

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d. Brassard, orderly, messenger, or runner: Red. 

e. Brassard, carrying party: Yellow. 

227. Breastcords. — Scarlet and gold breastcords shall be worn by 
enlisted men on duty at state functions at the White House, and by 
members of the Drum and Trumpet Corps, Marine Barracks, Wash- 
ington, D. C. The loop end of the breastcord shall encircle the right 
shoulder, passing under the shoulder strap, and the remainder of the 
cord shall drape across the chest and be caught on the button of the 
left shoulder strap, with plaques and tassels hanging down on left side. 

228. Insignia, naval aviator, shall be worn by enlisted men of the 
Marine Corps holding certificates of qualification as naval aviation 
pilots, while such certificates are in effect. The insignia is the same 
as that prescribed for officers and shall be worn in the same manner. 

229. Knot, sword, official mourning, shall be worn on the hilt of the 
sword by noncommissioned officers so armed, when detailed to act 
as pallbearers at military funerals. The crepe shall be doubled at 
the center, the folded end drawn (from the top) through the slot in 
guard at pommel, and the two free ends passed through the bight 
thus formed and drawn taut. 

230. Letters, bronze, when prescribed, shall be worn on the field 
hat, placed with the bottom resting on the top of the hatband and be 
centered directly underneath the hat ornament. 

231. Stripes, service. — All enlisted men who served honorably in 
the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps shall wear a service stripe for 
each four years of service, continuous or otherwise. Service stripes 
shall be worn on the outer half of both sleeves of the dress coat, the 
winter service coat, and the overcoat only, sloping toward the front 
at an angle of 30° with bottom of sleeve, the first stripe being placed 
as below indicated with succeeding stripes % inch apart above first 
stripe. Dress service stripes shall be centered on the sleeves of the 
dress coat, with the lower edge of bottom stripe touching the front 
point of strap on cuff. Winter service stripes shall be worn on the 
sleeves of the winter service coat and the overcoat, with the center 
iy 2 inches above point of cuff. 

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304. On standing-collar coats, ribbons shall be worn on the left 
breast, with the upper edge of a single ribbon or row of ribbons, or of 
the top row when more than one row, midway between the first and 
second buttons at top of coat, parallel rows being ){ inch apart. Rib- 
bons shall be centered above the upper left pocket on the dress and 
white coats for officers, and be placed midway between the center line 
and left armhole seam on the dress coat for enlisted men. 

305. On roll-collar coats, ribbons shall be centered above the upper 
left pocket; when worn alone ribbons shall be placed with the lower 
edge of a single ribbon or row of ribbons, or of the bottom row when 
more than one row, % inch above the pocket, parallel rows being % 
inch apart, and when worn with marksmanship badges, ribbons shall 
be placed % inch above such badges. Ribbons extending beyond the 
edge of the lapel or collar shall be placed thereunder. 

306. When decorations and medals, or ribbons, are worn with naval 
aviation insignia on coats or jackets, the upper edge of the holding bar 
or ribbon row shall be centered }{ inch below the bottom of the insignia. 

307. Decorations and ribbons. — The decorations mentioned in this 
chapter are awarded individually for special acts of valor or for dis- 
tinguished service, the Brevet Medal, however, signifying a brevet 
commission so conferred. Decorations or their service ribbons shall 
be worn in the order shown below. 

308. The Medal of Honor shall always be worn pendent from the 
neck, the ribbon from which suspended being placed inside the coat or 
jacket collar, with medal hanging approximately one inch below the 
collar. The Army Medal of Honor may be worn in miniature, but the 
Navy Medal of Honor is never worn in miniature. The Army Medal 
of Honor in miniature is placed in line with and to the right of all other 
miniatures on the left breast. The ribbon worn in lieu of the Medal of 
Honor takes precedence over all other ribbons. Ribbons correspond- 
ing to those from which the life-saving medals are suspended may be 
worn with other ribbons. 

309. Miniatures. — In general, miniatures of American decorations 
and medals shall be approximately one-half the size of the large 
American decorations and medals they represent. Miniatures of for- 
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American miniature. With the exception of the Navy Medal of Honor, 
miniatures of decorations and service medals may be worn on the left 
lapel of the civilian evening coat, on ceremonial occasions, but only when 
strictly appropriate to the occasion. 

310. Commemorative medals, service medals, and ribbons. — 
The Medal Commemorating the Battle of Manila Bay, the Medal 
Commemorating the Naval Engagements in the West Indies, and the 
Medal Commemorating the Byrd Antarctic Expedition of 1928-1930, 
or their service ribbons, shall be worn in the order shown below. 
Service medals or their ribbons shall be worn according to the date 
of the particular action or campaign for which awarded, and if a 
single service medal is awarded for several different campaigns, the 
date of the first campaign in which the holder participated shall 
govern. 

311. Good-conduct medals or their ribbons shall be worn to the 
left of service medals or ribbons, respectively. 

312. The Bailey Medal instituted by Rear Admiral Theodorus 
Bailey, United States Navy, retired (deceased), which was yearly 
awarded apprentice seamen of the Navy under conditions prescribed, 
shall be worn to the left of service and good-conduct medals, and a 
ribbon corresponding to that from which the medal is suspended may 
be worn with other ribbons, being placed to their left. 

313. Subject to the provisions contained in this chapter, decora- 
tions and medals, and ribbons, shall be worn from right to left as 
follows, and only the clasps, bars, stars, etc., authorized in each 
instance will be worn with them, viz: 

DECORATIONS 

1. Medal of Honor, Navy; with Gold Star when awarded. Ribbon 
is light blue, studded with 13 white stars. 

2. Medal of Honor, Army; with bronze Oak-Leaf Cluster when 
awarded. Ribbon is light blue, studded with 13 stars. 

3. Brevet Medal, Marine Corps. Ribbon is dark red, studded with 
white stars (13 stars on ribbon attached to medal, and 7 on service 
ribbon). 

4. Distinguished Service Medal, Navy; with Gold Star when 
awarded. Ribbon is dark blue, with yellow stripe in center. 

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1. Distinguished Marksman; of gold, with white enamel target. 

2. Expert Team Rifleman, Navy; of gold. (No longer issued.) 

3. Distinguished Pistol Shot; of gold, with white enamel target. 

4. Lauchheimer Trophy Medal; three badges — of gold, silver, and 
bronze. 

5. National Rifle Team Match Medal; of bronze, with suspension 
ribbon of red, white, and blue. Only one medal to be worn, with 
numeral on ribbon to indicate number of times (in excess of one) a 
member of team. 

6. National Pistol Team Match Medal; of bronze, with suspension 
ribbon of red, white, and blue. Only one medal to be worn, numeral 
on ribbon to indicate number of times (in excess of one) a member of 
team. 

7. Pershing Trophy Medal; of gold, with suspension ribbon of red, 
white, and blue. 

8. Marine Corps Rifle Competition; three badges — of gold, silver, 
and bronze, with white enamel target. 

9. Marine Corps Division Rifle Competition; three badges — of gold, 
silver, and bronze, with white enamel target. 

10. Fleet Rifleman Badge, Navy; of gold, with white enamel target. 

11. National Individual Rifle Match Medal; three badges — of gold, 
silver, and bronze, with suspension ribbon of red, white, and blue. 

12. Marine Corps Pistol Competition; three badges — of gold, silver, 
and bronze, with white enamel target. 

13. Marine Corps Division Pistol Competition; three badges — of 
gold, silver, and bronze, with white enamel target. 

14. Fleet Pistol Shot Badge, Navy; of gold, with white enamel target. 

15. National Individual Pistol Match Medal ; three badges — of gold, 
silver, and bronze, with suspension ribbon of red, white, and blue. 

16. Rifle Badges; of white metal. 

(a) Expert Rifleman, with requalification bar or bars. 

(b) Sharpshooter. 

(c) Marksman. 

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17. Basic Badge; of white metal. Bars denoting the weapon and 

grade of qualification, viz: 
EX or SS-Pistol. 
EX or SS-Auto-Rifle. 
EX or SS-Machine Gun. 
EX or SS-Infantry Howitzer. 
EX or SS-T. S. M. G. 
EX-Bayonet. 

EX or SS or MM-Rifle-D (Marine Corps Reserve only). 
EX or SS-Small Bore (Marine Corps Reserve only). 

18. Expert Rifleman, Navy; of bronze, with suspension ribbon 
of dark blue having three narrow green stripes, i. e., in center and 
near each edge. 

19. Expert Pistol Shot, Navy; of bronze with suspension ribbon 
of dark blue having narrow green stripe near each edge. 

335. Officers and enlisted men who have been issued the former 
Expert Pistol Shot Badge may wear same provided no bar is worn on 
the basic badge for pistol qualification. 

336. Ribbons are not authorized to be worn in lieu of those marks- 
manship badges which are suspended by ribbons. 

MISCELLANEOUS BADGES 

337. Miscellaneous badges comprise the following, and while they 
may be worn upon occasions of ceremony at the option of the holder, 
unless otherwise ordered, no decoration, commemorative medal, 
service medal, good conduct or other medal, service ribbon, gunnery 
badge, or marksmanship badge will be worn at the same time, viz: 

a. Authorized badges of military societies. Worn in order of 

dates of wars they commemorate. 

b. Medals or badges issued by States, counties, or municipalities 

for service in the World War or other wars. 

c. Badge of the Regular Army and Navy Union and of the Army 

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380. Cap, garrison, service, winter, all officers. — To be made of 

green elastigue, green serge, green whipcord, green kersey, or other fine 
green cloth of adopted standard of same green shade as winter service 
uniform, in same design as summer service garrison cap, using green 
Italian cloth for lining and green tape for inner edge of flap, but to 
have sweatband 1% inches wide. Left service collar ornament and small 
insignia of rank to be placed as in the case of summer service garrison 
cap. 

381. Cap, service, summer. 2 — To be made of cotton drill or gabar- 
dine of adopted standard, of same khaki shade as summer service 
uniform. 

Height. — Front 4 inches, sloping to 2% inches in rear (after crown 
has fallen into position), both measurements outside from top of lower 
welt on band. 

Crown. — Slightly oval, slack in rear, with removable steel grommet 
in edge of crown, edge seam to be plain, without welt or cording, crown 
measuring 10% inches in width and 10% inches in length for size 7 
(crown being approximately ){ inch larger in both width and length 
for each size above size 7). Crown and side linings of fine quality 
khaki-colored satin, to be neatly fitted and joined to the seams. 
Flare or quarters to be stiffened in front with a piece of extra-quality 
haircloth, seating cloth, or furniture cloth, reinforced with two upright 
steel stays. Flare from upper welt on band to edge of crown to 
measure in front 2% inches, sides at center 2% inches, rear approxi- 
mately 2 inches. Top of crown to have suitable noninflammable 
material placed on inside as protection from perspiration. Top of 
crown to bear ornamentation. To be fitted with a loop of mohair or 
worsted braid not less than }i inch wide, securely fastened in sweat- 
band at back seam. 

Eyelets.— Eyelet, front center line of cap midway between upper 
welt on band and edge of crown, to receive screw post of bronze cap 
and hat ornament. Two brown enameled metal ventilators, inside 
diameter % inch, 1% inches apart, on each side midway between upper 
welt on band and edge of crown. 



2 A cap may be worn consisting of a cap cover of the same material and design as the summer service 
cap, placed over a skeleton frame, the whole to present the same appearance in all respects as the summer 
service cap. 

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Sweatband. — To be of full roan leather 1% inches wide, upper edge 
neatly turned under and cemented; to be neatly felled in the cap. 

Band. — To have vertical band 1% inches wide of khaki colored 
mohair placed between welts %e inch wide, lower welt % inch above 
bottom of cap. Upper welt to be the same material as crown or 
quarters. Lower welt and binding or portion showing beneath welt, 
to be leather or imitation leather of dark brown mahogany shade. 
Band shall be strengthened by a 2X-inch strip of closely woven cane 
webbing, well shellacked and securely covered on outside and upper 
and lower edges with good quality light weight canvas padding. 

Visor. — Oak-tanned grain leather, dark brown mahogany shade, 
lined with green leather, and bound around lower edge with leather 
of dark brown mahogany shade. Slope, angle of 35° from horizontal. 
Width, measuring outside, 2% inches at front center, visor curving 
to a point at each end; total length of upper edge where joined to 
cap, measuring outside, approximately 9K inches from point to point. 

Chin strap. — Sliding chin strap of leather, in two parts, each about 
10 inches long and % inch wide, of same color as visor, attached by 
eyelet on each side of band to 27-line bronze button on screw-post 
mount just beyond end of visor, center of screw-post % inch above 
lower welt on band. Leather slide % inch wide, of same material 
as chin strap, to be fastened to sliding end of each strap, about % inch 
from free end, such end to be pointed and to project beyond slide to 
permit easy adjustment. 

Ornamentation. — On top of crown to be knot composed of four 
loops (each loop continuing in a smaller loop) formed of three adjoin- 
ing rows of %-inch khaki-colored silk tubular braid, diameter of 
knot 6K inches, and each double loop 3 inches long and 1 inch wide 
at widest part. 

382. Cap, service, winter. 3 — To be made of fine cloth or serge of 
adopted standard, of same green shade as winter service uniform. 

Height, eyelets, sweatband, visor, and chin strap to be as specified 
for summer service cap; also, crown (using green material for linings 

1 A cap may be worn consisting of a cap cover of the same material and design as the winter service cap, 
placed over a skeleton frame, the whole to present the same appearance in all respects as the winter service 
cap. 



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SPECIFICATIONS FOR ARTICLES OF TEE UNIFORM 77 

Collar and lapels. — To have roll collar, well stiffened, and joined 
to body of coat so as to fit neck closely without bulging. On each 
side where collar joins lapel to have a notch, shaped in an acute angle, 
upper edge horizontal and lower edge in prolongation of diagonal 
seam where collar joins lapel, each edge of notch 1% inches long, 
distance across opening from collar to lapel approximately \% inches. 
Width of collar 1% inches at back seam; width of collar and also of 
lapel, at notch, Z% inches, measuring from crease roll to outer edge 
along each edge of notch. Lapels to cross approximately 1% inches 
above top buttonhole; body of coat on right side extending % inch 
beyond base of right lapel from a point in line with top buttonhole. 
Collar and lapels to have worked eyelets on each side if ornaments 
and insignia having screw posts are worn. 

Note. — Dimensions shown are for coat of average size and may be slightly 
increased or decreased depending upon size and form of wearer. 

Shoulder straps. — To have two shoulder straps, lined with green, 
sewed in at armhole seam only, and extending well under collar; 
width 3 inches at armhole seam, tapering to 1% inches at center of 
buttonhole, collar end rounded and attached to coat through button- 
hole by button sewed to coat, button to clear leaf of collar. To have 
worked eyelets if insignia having screw posts are worn. 

Pockets. — To have four outside patch pockets, with flaps, two 
upper and two lower; also, one or two inside pockets placed as desired. 
Upper pockets, one on each breast, having lK-inch vertical box plait 
in center, to be 7 inches deep by 6 inches wide, with lower corners 
slightly rounded. Lower pockets, one on each side, to be bellows 
type, and be placed 1 inch below top of flap, with bottom slightly 
above bottom of coat; inside dimensions 11 inches deep, 8K inches 
wide at top, and 12 inches wide at bottom; bellows 2% inches wide 
inside, one edge seamed and stitched to pocket, other edge turned in 
and neatly stitched to coat, corners mitered, permitting pocket to lie 
close to coat, lower edge of pocket and bellows squared. Front 
edges of upper and lower pockets to be in vertical line, when wearer 
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78 UNIFORM REGULATIONS, U. S. MARINE CORPS, 1937 

Pocket flaps. — To be lined with green. Flaps of upper pockets 
to have top edge approximately 1 inch above a horizontal line ex- 
tending across wearer's chest from armpit to armpit, and be stitched 
just above pocket opening; to be same width as pocket, 2 inches deep 
at each end, and curve to a point 3 inches deep at center; and to have 
vertical buttonhole. Front edges of flaps of upper and lower pockets 
to be in vertical line, when wearer is in a standing position, rear edges 
of flaps of lower pockets to flare with line of such pockets. Flaps of 
lower pockets to have top edge approximately 1 inch below bottom 
buttonhole, clearing belt; to be 8}i inches wide, 2}{ inches deep at 
each end, and curve to a point 4 inches deep at center; and to have 
vertical buttonhole. 

Note. — Dimensions shown for pockets and flaps are for coat of average size, 
and may be slightly increased or decreased depending upon size and form of 
wearer. 

Insignia. — On shoulder straps, the insignia of rank of commissioned 
officers and commissioned warrant officers, service insignia worn by 
warrant officers, and insignia of leader, Marine Band; on collar, the 
service collar ornaments; and on lapel, if indicated, the bronze insignia. 

391. Coat, white. — To be made of snow white summer cloth, linen, 
cotton twill, or duck, unlined, and to comply with specifications for 
dress coat with the following exceptions: viz, omit inside pockets and 
brass hooks or cloth loops for belt; place bottom button on line with 
top of lower pocket flaps. Left side seam to have horizontal opening 
about 2 inches long for sword slings suspended from belt underneath 
coat, opening provided with fly on inside. Pocket flaps to be of 2-ply 
material. All buttons to be detachable and worked eyelets to be 
provided for them. 

392. Collars, white. — For wear with evening dress jacket or standing 
collar coat, to be white, of linen, standing, straight edge without 
flaps, and of such height as to show not to exceed % inch above collar 
of such garments. For wear with the white mess jacket, to be white, stiff, 
and of the batwing type. 

393. Cover, cap, rubber, authorized, but not required, for all 
officers. — To be of rubber or other waterproof material, of same 
approximate green color as winter service uniform. 

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UNIVERSITY OF J'<-' ; 

to be of such size that points of rays of each star will touch a circle 

approximately 1% inches in diameter; for garrison caps and collar of 

cotton and flannel shirts, approximately five-eighths of foregoing size ; 

and for saddle cloths, of such size that rays will touch a 1%-inch circle. 

415. Insignia of rank, brigadier general. — One star of five rays, 
smooth, slightly dapped or domed, of silver (except for field saddle 
cloth, insignia thereon being of bronze). For shoulder straps, collar 
of cotton and flannel shirts, garrison caps, and dress and field saddle 
cloths, star to be of metal, with clasp pin, or screw or clutch fastener. 
For shoulder knots, to be embroidered on scarlet cloth, with a ^6-inch 
edge of such cloth showing all around. For shoulder knots and 
shoulder straps, to be of such size that points of rays will touch a 
circle approximately 1% inches in diameter; for garrison caps and 
collar of cotton and flannel shirts, approximately five-eighths of fore- 
going size and for saddle cloths, of such size that rays will touch a 
1%-inch circle. 

416. Insignia of rank, colonel. — A silver spread eagle, made in pairs, 
right and left, so far as head of eagle, only, is concerned. For shoulder 
straps, collar of cotton and flannel shirts, and garrison caps, to be 
made of metal, with clasp pin, or screw or clutch fastener; for epaulets 
and shoulder knots, to be embroidered on scarlet cloth, with a % 6 - 
inch edge of such cloth showing all around. For epaulets, shoulder 
knots and shoulder straps, to be approximately 1% inches from tip to 
tip of wings, and approximately % inch from crest of head to bottom 
of design; talons of right foot to grasp olive branch, left talons a 
bundle of arrows. For garrison caps and collar of cotton and flannel 
shirts, approximately five-eighths of foregoing size. 

417. Insignia of rank, lieutenant colonel. — A 7-pointed smooth 
silver oak leaf with stem and veins. For shoulder straps, collar of 
cotton and flannel shirts, and garrison caps, to be made of metal, 
with clasp pin, or screw or clutch fastener; for epaulets and shoulder 
knots, to be embroidered on scarlet cloth, with a Xe-inch edge of such 
cloth showing all around. For epaulets, shoulder knots and shoulder 
straps, to be approximately 1 inch from tip of stem to tip of leaf, 
and approximately % inch at widest point; for garrison caps and 

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86 UNIFORM REGULATIONS, U. S. MARINE CORPS, 1937 

collar of cotton and flannel shirts, approximately five-eighths of fore- 
going size. 

418. Insignia of rank, major. — A 7-pointed, smooth, gold oak leaf 
with stem and veins. For shoulder straps, collar of cotton and flan- 
nel shirts, and garrison caps, to be made of metal, with clasp pin, or 
screw or clutch fastener; for epaulets and shoulder knots, to be 
embroidered on scarlet cloth, with a Xe-inch edge of such cloth show- 
ing all around. For epaulets, shoulder knots, and shoulder straps, 
to be approximately 1 inch from tip of stem to tip of leaf, and approxi- 
mately 15 /iz inch at widest point; for garrison caps and collar of cotton 
and flannel shirts, approximately five-eighths of foregoing size. 

419. Insignia of rank, captain. — Two attached silver bars. For 
shoulder straps, collar of cotton and flannel shirts, and garrison caps, 
to be made of metal, bars to be smooth, curved, no bevel, and have 
clasp pin, or screw or clutch fastener; for epaulets and shoulder knots, 
to be embroidered on scarlet cloth, with a X6-inch edge of such cloth 
showing all around. For epaulets, shoulder knots, and shoulder straps, 
each bar 1% inches long and % inch wide, bars being parallel and 
% inch apart; for garrison caps and collar of cotton and flannel shirts, 
approximately five-eighths of foregoing size, and flat. 

420. Insignia of rank, first lieutenant. — One silver bar. For 
shoulder straps, collar of cotton and flannel shirts, and garrison caps, 
to be made of metal, bar to be smooth, curved, no bevel, and have 
clasp pin, or screw or clutch fastener; for epaulets and shoulder knots, 
to be embroidered on scarlet cloth, with a Xe-inch edge of such cloth 
showing all around. For epaulets, shoulder knots, and shoulder straps, 
bar to be 1% inches long, and % inch wide; for garrison caps and collar 
of cotton and flannel shirts, approximately five-eighths of foregoing 
size, and flat. 

421. Insignia of rank, second lieutenant. — One gold bar. For 
shoulder straps, collar of cottou and flannel shirts, and garrison caps 
to be made of metal, bar to be smooth, curved, no bevel, and have 
clasp pin, or screw or clutch fastener; for epaulets and shoulder knots 
to be embroidered on scarlet cloth, with a X 6 -ineh edge of such cloth 
showing all around. For epaulets, shoulder knots, and shoulder straps, 
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SPECIFICATIONS FOR ARTICLES OF THE UNIFORM 89 

DIVERSITY OF Ml! 

braid, 4 inches; from bottom edge of such braid at sides to bottom of 
sleeve, % inch. 

e. Lieutenant colonel. — To be in the shape of a chevron on outer 
sleeve, lower ends thereof to extend around the undersleeve and join. 
Chevron to be of No. 3 gold braid, trimmed on each side close against 
the chevron with No. 9 gold braid laid on in double overhand loops 
% inch in diameter, except in lower angle, one overhand loop being 
placed at point of chevron to give it a pointed effect. At point of 
chevron, three loops to be formed of No. 9 gold braid, one vertical 
and two horizontal, horizontal loops being rounded at ends and vertical 
loop pointed at top. Entire width of horizontal loops from point to 
point 2y 2 inches, and of vertical loop % inch at widest part; height of 
vertical loop 2% inches, and of horizontal loops % inch, all measure- 
ments from outside edges of braid. In lower angle of chevron, No. 9 
gold braid to form 10 loops, five on each side, such loops being made 
solid, ending in a twisted loop % inch wide at widest part, bottom of 
twisted loop to bottom of cuff, }{ inch. All loops to be laid on flat. 
Width at vertical seam in front center of chevron proper, as formed of 
No. 3 gold braid, 4 inches; from bottom edge of such braid at sides to 
bottom of sleeve, % inch. 

f. Major. — To be in the shape of a chevron on outer sleeve, lower 
ends thereof to extend around the undersleeve and join. Chevron to 
be of No. 3 gold braid, trimmed on each side close against the chevron, 
with No. 9 gold braid laid on in double overhand loops y 2 inch in diam- 
eter, except in lower angle of chevron, one overhand loop being 
placed at point of chevron to give it a pointed effect. In lower angle 
of chevron, No. 9 gold braid to form 10 loops, five on each side, such 
loops bring made solid, ending in a twisted loop % inch wide at widest 
part, bottom of twisted loop to bottom of cuff, % inch. All loops to 
be laid on flat. Width at vertical seam in front center of chevron 
proper, as formed of No. 3 gold braid, 4 inches; from bottom edge of 
such braid at sides to bottom of sleeve, % inch. 

g. Captain. — To be a knot of No. 8 gold braid, with No. 9 gold 
braid placed on both edges throughout knot, both braids to be evenly 
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90 UNIFORM REGULATIONS, U. S. MARINE CORPS, 1937 

edge of whole knot thus formed and both sides of accompanying strip 
extending around circumference of sleeve to have abutting rows of 
double overhand loops % inch in diameter made of No. 9 gold braid, 
except at lower angle of knot, where braid is to form a design of open 
scrollwork to a point )'% inch from bottom of sleeve; all loops and 
scrollwork to be laid on flat. Height of knot from top to angle at 
bottom, 8% inches; width of knot at widest point, 5 l / 2 inches; dia- 
mond at center of knot, about % inch high and % inch wide, from 
angle at bottom of knot to bottom of sleeve, 3 inches; from bottom 
of No. 8 gold braid at sides of sleeve to bottom of sleeve, 2% inches. 

h. First lieutenant. — To be a knot of No. 8 gold braid, with No. 9 
gold braid placed on both edges throughout knot, both braids to be 
evenly carried from bottom of knot around entire sleeve and joined. 
At lower angle of knot, No. 9 gold braid is to form a design of open 
scrollwork to a point % inch from bottom of sleeve. Scrollwork to 
be laid on flat. Height of knot from top to angle at bottom, 8 inches; 
width of knot at widest point, 4K inches; diamond at center of knot, 
about % inch high and % inch wide ; from angle at bottom of knot to 
bottom of sleeve, 3 inches; from bottom of No. 8 gold braid at sides 
of sleeve to bottom of sleeve, 2% inches. 

i. Second lieutenant. — To be a knot of No. 8 gold braid, with 
No. 9 gold braid placed on both edges throughout knot, both braids 
to be evenly carried from bottom of knot around entire sleeve and 
joined. Height of knot from top to angle at bottom, 8 inches; width 
of knot at widest point, 4% inches; diamond at center of knot, about 
% inch high and % inch wide ; from angle at bottom of knot to bottom 
of sleeve, 3 inches; from bottom of No. 8 gold braid at sides of sleeve 
to bottom of sleeve, 2% inches. 

424. Jacket, mess, white, commissioned officers, except commis- 
sioned warrant officers. — To be of snow white summer cloth, linen, 
cotton twill or duck. 

Body. — To be a round shell jacket, unlined, body cut on the lines 
of the civilian evening dress coat, with back, side-body, and forepart, 
but without skirts. At sides, jacket to extend to hip bones, then 
curve to a point at center of back, point to be 2% inches longer than 
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UNIVERSITY OF IlLINOK 

440. Scarf, service. — To be of khaki cotton shirting of adopted 

standard, 2-ply, of same shade as cotton shirt, without lining. To 
be four-in-hand; length, lfl% inches; width, % inch at center, gradually 
tapering to widths of 2% inches at one end and 3% inches at other end; 
ends pointed. 

Note. — The service scarf as manufactured by the Quartermaster's Department 
is prescribed for officers. 

441. Shirt, cotton. — To be made of khaki cotton shirting of adopted 
standard, of same shade as summer service uniform, in two styles, 
with collar attached and with collar detached. To have side vents, 
3-inch cuffs, and one outside patch pocket on each breast closed by a 
pointed flap. The front, cuffs, and pocket flaps to be closed by stand- 
ard 22-line khaki shirt buttons. Neckband of shirt with collar 
detached to be of 3-ply material fitted with casing at back and having 
three buttonholes, one in casing and one in each end, centered. 
Collars in both styles, attached and detachable, to be of same material 
as shirt and be of turndown pattern, with V-shaped opening, stand 
to be 1% inches, and leaf or fall 1% inches in back, tapering to 3 inches 
at peaks in front. Attached collar to have one button and button- 
hole; detachable collar to have three buttonholes, one in back and one 
in each end, centered. 

Insignia. — Collar to have the following placed thereon, viz: small 
insignia of rank of commissioned officers and commissioned warrant 
officers, and service insignia worn by warrant officers. 

Note. — The cotton shirt as manufactured by the Quartermaster's Department 
is prescribed for officers. Officers may have standard shirts with detachable 
collars made to measure, including sleeve length, at the Depot of Supplies, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

442. Shirt, flannel. — To be made of khaki shirting flannel of 
adopted standard, of same shade as summer service uniform. To 
have collar attached, side vents, 3-inch cuffs, and one outside patch 
pocket on each breast closed by a pointed flap. The front, cuffs, and 
pocket flaps to be closed by standard 22-line khaki shirt buttons. 

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100 UNIFORM REGULATIONS, U. S. MARINE CORPS, 1937 

Collar to be of turn-down pattern, with V-shaped opening, with one 
button and buttonhole; stand to be l}i inches, and leaf or fall 1% 
inches in back, tapering to 3 inches at peaks in front. 

Insignia. — Collar to have the following placed thereon, viz: 
small insignia of rank of commissioned officers and commissioned 
warrant officers, and service insignia worn by warrant officers. 

443. Shirts, white. — To be plain white shirts without stripes or figures 
of any pattern, without plaits, with plain white cuffs fastened with cuff 
buttons; shirt worn with evening dress and mess dress uniforms to have 
stiff starched bosom with two or three studs, and starched cuffs. 

444. Shoes, black. — To be high or low shoes of black polished 
leather. 

445. Shoes, brown. — To be of leather of commercial dark russet, 
dark-brown mahogany, or cordovan color, and fastened with laces; 
shoes to be high or low, as specified. 

446. Shoes, white. — To be of white canvas or white leather, and 
fastened with laces. 

447. Slings, sword, full dress. — To be of white morocco leather, 
%-inch wide, with edges turned in such a manner as to give appearance 
of a welt, both sides to be covered with No. 6 gold braid, sewed on 
leather so leather will show welt X6-inch wide on each side of gold 
braid. To be stitched together at upper ends and secured to a 
polished brass snap hook, Marine Corps pattern. Snap hook to be 
provided with a hook to receive upper ring of sword scabbard. The 
long strap to be 23% inches over all, and the short strap 14% inches. 
A lug made of two thicknesses of No. 6 gold braid, securely stitched 
together on edges, to be attached to lower end of each strap, one end 
of lug to be fitted with a %-inch polished brass single-tongue buckle for 
attaching to strap, other end to be fitted with a polished brass snap 
swivel hook for engaging ring of sword scabbard. 

448. Slings, sword, undress. — To be made of full-grain leather of a 
commercial dark russet, dark-brown mahogany, or cordovan color, 7 
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456. Trousers, mess, black, commissioned officers, except commis- 
sioned warrant officers. — To be oj black tropical worsted or other similar 
material. Cut with medium spring, without cuffs, long waist, high in 
back, with narrow black stripe down outer seam of each leg, without 
hip pockets or buckle straps, suspender buttons inside waistband. 

457. Trousers, service, summer. — To be of khaki-colored cotton 
drill or gabardine of adopted standard. Cut with medium spring, 
without cuffs, to have side and hip pockets, suspender buttons inside 
waistband, waistband having six belt loops. 

458. Trousers, service, winter. — To be of green kersey, serge, whip- 
cord, Bedford cord, or other woolen material of adopted standard. 
Cut with medium spring, without cuffs, to have side and hip pockets, 
suspender buttons inside waistband, waistband having six belt loops. 

459. Trousers, white. — To be of snow white summer cloth, linen, cot- 
ton twill, or duck. Cut with medium spring, without cuffs, to have 
side and hip pockets, suspender buttons inside waistband, waistband 
having six belt loops. 

460. Waistcoat, white, commissioned officers, except commissioned 
warrant officers. — To be of white duck or drill. Single breasted with 
shawl collar, V-shaped opening, and so made that no part will 
extend below bottom of jacket. Front to close witn four 22-line 
detachable gilt buttons set close together on right side, with corre- 
sponding buttonholes on left side. To have two welted pockets on 
outside, one on each lower part of forepart. The front edges of the 
waistcoat, from bottom of lower button to bottom of waistcoat shall 
be cut away to form an inverted V-shape. 

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CHAPTER IX 
TABLES OF UNIFORMS 

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i Aides-de-camp to the President and officers detailed for duty at the White House, only. 

* Epaulets and dress aiguillettes. 

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« Other headgear, when prescribed. 

* On sea duty, the cotton shirt with serrfce scarf tied in four-in-hand knot may be worn in lieu of the coat. 
7 Belt under coat, slings outside. 

* Cotton or flannel shirt with cotton service scarf tied in four-in-hand knot. 
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i» When appropriate. 
i* Stiff white shirt, balwing collar, shirt studs, cuff buttons, evening dress (black) necktie. 

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THE LIBRARY OF THE 

DEC 8- 1939 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLI 



Plate 21 







26. 


27. 


OFFICERS' 


UNIFORMS, BACKS. 


24. Mess. 
26. Overcoat. 


25. Winter service. 
27. Summer service. 



C.U.R. 1 



Plate 22 






DRESS AND WHITE CAPS. 



35, 36. General officers. 

37, 38. Field officers. 

39, 40. Other officers; leader, Marine Band. 



PLATE 43 



E LIBRARY OF THE 

EC 8- 193 

VERSITY OF ILL 




CHEVRONS. SERVICE STRIPES, BRASSARD. 



137. Fourth grade. 

138. Fifth grade. 

139. Sixth grade. 

140. Second leader, Marine Band. 



141. Musician, Marine Band. 

142. Service stripe (4 years) . ? 

143. Service stripes (12 years'). 

144. Military police brassard. 



PLATE 44 



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145. Right. 





147. Second class. 



146. First class. 




NSIGNIA, UNITED STATES NAVY. 
(Slightly reduced.) 

145. Gun captain. 

146, 147. Gun pointers. 
148. Navy "E." 



C.U.R. 1 



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DEC8-W39 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 



INDEX 



Aides-de-camp: Paragraph no. 

aiguillettes 205-207 

specifications 350, 351 

belt, sword, full dress 355 

coat, full dress, specification 387 

epaulets, specification 394 

insignia: 

aide to general officer 405, 406 

collar lapel and shoulder strap 194, 195 

epaulets 201 

shoulder knots - 203 

Aiguillettes: 

dress . 205 

by whom required- 100 

how worn 206 

specification 350 

Marine Band: 

leader 242 

musicians 244 

second leader 243 

service : 

by whom required 100 

how and when worn. 207 

specification 351 

Allied forces, decorations and medals 323 

Alterations, uniforms (enlisted men) 16, 70-e 

Articles of uniform: 

officers; leader, Marine Band 100 

specifications for Chap. VII 

Articles required by enlisted men 17, 18 

Ashore, officers, in time of war 101 

Athletic clothing 21 

Attaches, naval _ 205, 207 

Auxiliary insignia „__ -___,, _^____^_^ 314-320 

C. U.R.I 
115 



116 INDEX 

Paragraph no. 

Aviation cadet, insignia 189, 412, 413 

Aviation equipment, furnished by Navy 50 

Aviation insignia: 

enlisted men, how worn 228 

officers, how worn 210, 211 

Aviation personnel, caps for 55-e 

Aviators: 

boots 52-a 

caps, garrison 55-e 

equipment 50 

insignia: 

aviation cadet 189 

naval aviation observer 211 

naval aviator __ 210, 228 

spurs and straps 64-a, d 

trousers, service 66-d 

uniform, when flying 5 

Badges Chap. VI 

definition of_ __„ 328 

gunnery 328,329 

marksmanship 328,330-335 

how worn with decorations and medals 331 

list of 334 

on service coats 333 

when worn 330 

when worn alone 332 

military societies 338 

miscellaneous 337 

naval gunnery 221 

when prohibited 300 

Bailey medal 312, 313 

Baldrick, drum major, Marine Band 245 

Band, Marine. See "Marine Band." 
Band, official mourning: 

enlisted men 224 

Marine Band 246 

officers 

how worn 208 

required 100 

specification 352 

Band, sick list (enlisted men) 225 



THE LIBRARY OF THE INDEX 119 

DEC8-193< 

imiuw^ty ^P 8 ' ^cers— Continued, 

garrison: Paragraph no. 

aviation personnel 55-e 

insignia of rank on 178 

ornament, small 190 

service, summer, specification 379 

service, winter, specification „ 380 

required 100 

service, summer, specification 381 

service, winter, specification 382 

tropics 55-b, c, d 

white, specification 383 

worn with side arms 55-a 

Cap and hat ornaments, officers 190 

Cap cover footnotes to 377, 381-383 

Cap cover, rubber 55-h 

specification 393 

Cap frame footnotes to 307,381-383 

Cape, rain 60 

by whom required 100 

leader, Marine Band, specification 384 

Captain, insignia of rank 184 

Care of uniform 13-15, 500-512 

Ceremonies, appropriate uniforms 125 

Changes, officer's uniforms, when effective 8 

Chevrons: 

by pay grades 220 

how worn 220 

Marine Band 237 

Citation stars 316 

Civilian clothing 22-26 

Clasps: 

Collar 528 

Haitian Campaign, 1919-1920 315 

how worn 315 

miniature 315 

Victory medal 313, 315 

Cloak: 

regulations 56 

required 100 

specification 385 

Clothing: 

athletic___ 21 

civilian_.,,..___.._. r ^,.,.__ 22-26 

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120 INDEX 

Clothing — Continued. Paragraph no. 

regulation, prescribed 16 

required by enlisted men __ 17, 18 

Cluster, oak-leaf 314 

miniature 314 

Coats, enlisted men 528 

chauffeurs and motorcycle drivers .. 70-d 

service, when worn 70-a, b 

Coats, officers: 

dress, specification 386 

full dress, specification 387 

full dress, leader, Marine Band, specification 388 

required 100 

service, summer, specification 389 

service, winter, specification 390 

when omitted 57-b 

white, specification 391 

worn with summer and winter service 57-a 

Coats, how to fold 501 

Collars, white, standing and batwing: 61-d; par. 525, jootnotes 14 and 16: 

required 100 

specifications 392 

Collar clasps, enlisted men 528 

Collar ornaments, officers . 191 

Colonel, insignia of rank m 181 

Combination of uniforms 2 

Commanding officer, responsibility of 1, 6 

Commemorative medals 310 

order of wearing 313 

Commission, temporary . .... 101 

Commissioned officers, insignia of rank 175 

how worn 176 

Commissioned warrant officers, insignia of rank 175, 187, 197 

how worn ___ 176-178, 198 

Communications competitions, Navy "E"___ 221-d 

Cord, gold: 

%6-inch, hat, general officers 398-a 

%-inch, dress aiguillettes 350 

Cord, gold and scarlet: 

^e-inch, hat, officers other than general officers 398-b 

%-inch, service aiguillettes 351 

Cord, hat, field 398 

Court martial, uniform for _ 136-2, 137-2, 3 

Cover, cap... _ footnotes to 377, 381-383 

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IE LIBRARY OF THE 

(EC 8- 1939 index 127 

IVERSITY OF ILUNI 

Paragraph no. 

Marine Corps Reserve, uniforms for 7, 102 

when worn 131 

Marksmanship: 

badges .-- 328,330-335 

insignia, Navy 221 

Medal of Honor: 

Army, in miniature 308 

how worn _ 308 

Medals Chap. VI 

allied forces 323 

brevet - 307 

commemorative and service 310 

list of 313 

foreign 321-324 

authorized by Congress 321 

how worn 324 

when worn 322 

how mounted 302 

how worn 301 

miniature, dimensions 309 

with civilian clothing 809 

when prohibited 300 

with naval aviation insignia 306 

Mending uniforms . __ 510 

Mess dress uniform 525-(18, 19) 

when worn 134, 185 

Military police brassard 209 

Miniature medals, how worn 301 

Miniatures: 

bars and clasps .... 315 

dimensions of 309 

distinguishing marks on Fourragere 327 

gold star 314 

oak-leaf cluster 314 

required 100 

with civilian clothing 809 

Miscellaneous badges 328, 337 

Moths, how to prevent 502 

Mounted officers: 

boots 52-c, d 

breeches 53-a, b 

Mounting decorations and medals 302 

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128 INDEX 

Mourning, official: Paragraph no. 

band, specification 352 

sword knot 213 

Naval attaches or assistant attaches 205, 207 

Naval aviation observer insignia 211 

Naval aviator insignia 210 

Navy "E" 221-d 

Navy insignia 221 

Neatness 13-15 

Necktie: 

evening dress, specification 430 

required 100 

Non-commissioned ranks, chevrons for _ 220 

Numerals, bronze, He-inch 320 

Oak-Leaf Cluster 314 

miniature 314 

Occasions : 

on which each uniform is to be worn Chap. IV 

social _ 125 

state 133-1 

Officers: 

articles of uniform required 100 

reserve 7, 102, 131 

staff duty.__ 9 

temporary commission, requirements 101 

table of uniforms 525 

Oil or grease, how to remove 503 

Ornaments: 

cap, dress, specification 431 

cap and hat: 

enlisted men 222 

Marine Band 238, 239 

officers 190 

service, specification 432 

caps, garrison 190 

collar 191 

enlisted men 223 

Marine Band 240, 241 

specifications 433, 434 

epaulet 201 

how worn 202 

required _ 100 

shoulder knot __. 203 

how worn 204 

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E C8 - 1 ™ 129 

VERSITY OF HUN 

Ornamentation, sleeve: Paragraph no. 

drum major, Marine Band 252 

second leader, Marine Band 251 

Overcoat: 

required 100 

specification 435 

sword slings with 63-b 

Overcoat, short: 

authorized 100 

specification 436 

Pads, shooting 21 

Paint stains, how to remove 504 

Plate, waist, full dress belt, officers 355 

Polishing insignia 512 

Poncho: 

enlisted men 73 

officers 60 

President reception, uniforms for 125, 133 

Raincoat: 

enlisted men 73 

officers 60 

required 100 

specification 437 

Rank insignia 175-1 87 

Ranks, non-commissioned, chevrons for 220 

Receptions, uniforms for 133-3, 136-5 

Recruiting duty, uniform for 127 

Regulations: 

general Chap. I 

special: 

enlisted men Chap. II, 67-74 

officers Chap. II, 50-66 

Requirements 100 

Reserve, Marine Corps: 

uniforms for 7 

when worn 131 

officers , 102 

Retired enlisted men 10 

Retired officers on active duty 10 

C. U. R. 1 



130 INDEX 

Paragraph no. 

Ribbons Chap. VI 

description 313 

dimensions 303 

foreign. 321-324 

how and when worn 303-308, 310-313 

not authorized in lieu of marksmanship badges 336 

of medals, how worn 310 

when prohibited 300 

with naval aviation insignia 306 

Rust, how to remove 505 

Scabbard, sword, specification 438 

required _ _ 100 

Scarf: 

black, specification 439 

when worn 61-d 

service, specification 440 

when worn 61-a 

required 100 

Second lieutenant, insignia of rank m 186 

Secretary of Navy, reception 133-3 

Service medals, order of wearing 310, 313 

Service uniforms: 

enlisted men_„ 528-(7-9) 

officers 525-(12-15) 

when worn 128, 129, 137 

Shine, how to remove 509 

Shirt: 

cotton, specification „ .... 441 

cotton or flannel, officers . . 61-a, c 

evening dress _- 61— d, 44$ 

flannel, specification . 442 

insignia of rank on 175, 177 

in lieu of coat: 

enlisted men 70-c 

officers 57-b, 61-c, 525 footnote 6 

mess dress 61-d f 448 

required 100 

white: 

specification 443 

standing collar 61-c, d 

batwing collar 61-d 

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INDEX 131 

DEC 8- 1939 

UNIVERSITY (.Shoes: Paragraph no. 

black, specification 444 

brown, specification 445 

brown, with leggings 62-a 

low 62-d 

patent-leather, prohibited 62-b 

required 100 

white, specification 446 

Shoulder knots 212 

insignia of rank on 175, 176 

ornaments and insignia for 203, 204 

Shoulder straps, insignia of rank on 175, 176 

Side arms, cap or hat worn with 55-a 

Silver stars, %6-inch, how worn „_ 316 

Singe mark, how to remove 511 

Slide, pistol holster and bayonet scabbard, when worn 67-f 

Slings, sword 63 

enlisted men, when worn 67-f 

full dress, specification 447 

by whom required 100 

undresss, specification 448 

officers, required 100 

with white uniform 63-c 

Social occasions Chap. IV 

Socks: 

color 62-d, e 

required 100 

specification ; 449 

Special full dress uniform: 

leader, Marine Band 526-1 

Marine Band 527-1 

officers 525-1 

when worn 133, 134 

Special regulations: 

enlisted men Chap. II, 67-74 

officers Chap. II, 50-66 

Specifications for articles of uniform Chap. VII 

Spurs: 

how worn 64-c 

not worn by aviators 64-a, d 

with field boots 64-b 

with riding boots 64-a 

with shoes and leggings 64-b 



132 INDEX 

Paragraph no. 

Spurs and straps, specification 450 

required 100 

Stains, how to remove 505 

Star: 

bronze, Ke-inch 317 

bronze, large, %-inch 319 

gold, M-inch 314 

miniature 314 

silver, % 6 -inch 316 

State occasions, uniform for 133-1 

Strap, head 69-b 

Stripes, service 231 

Marine Band 253 

Studs, shirt, dress, specification 451 

required _ 100 

Substitutes for prescribed articles 2 

Summer service uniform : 

enlisted men 528- (9) 

officers 525-(14, 15) 

when worn ._ 129, 137 

Suspended officers 11 

Sword: 

enlisted men, how and when worn 74 

frog 67-f 

how and when worn 65 

officers, required 100 

sling. See "Slings, sword/' 

specification 452 

use prohibited 65-c 

when mounted 65-a 

Sword knot, official mourning 213 

Tables of articles of uniform Chap. IX 

Tarnish, how to remove 507 

Temporary commission 101 

Tropics, cap and hat for 55-b, c, d 

Trousers : 

black mess, specification 456 

dark blue, for whom prescribed 66-a, b 

dress specification 453 

evening dress, specification 454 

full dress, leader, Marine Band, specification 455 

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THE LIBRARY OF THE 

E C8-1939_ «« 133 

UNIVERSITY llWusers— Continued. Paragraph no. 

required 100 

service: 

aviation personnel _. 66~d 

when worn 66-c 

service, summer, specification 457 

service, winter, specification 458 

sky blue 66-b 

white, specification 459 

Underclothing, enlisted men 19 

Undress uniforms: 
blue: 

enlisted men 528-(4-6) 

officers 525-(6-9) 

white, officers - 525-1 1 

when worn 136, 137 

Uniform: 

alterations of 16 

articles of: 

officers and leader, Marine Band Chap. Ill 

specifications for Chap. VII 

athletic 21 

aviators 5 

brevet rank 10 

care of 13-15, 500-512 

changes in, when effective 8 

combinations of 2, 26 

enlisted men 127-129 

fitting of 15 

flying duty 5 

inspection of 6 

mandatory use 1 

Marine Band, prescribed by leader 130 

occasions for wearing Chap. IV 

officers suspended 11 

prescribed by commanding officer 3 

posted daily 4 

recruits 17 

reserves 7, 102, 131 

retired personnel 10 

shooting 21 

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134 INDEX 

Uniform — Continued. Paragraph no. 

staff departments 9 

substitution of articles 2, 16 

tables of Chap. IX 

temporary, in emergency 16 

Uniformity required, officers and enlisted men 2, 3 

Visits, formal 133-2 

Waistcoat, white, specification 460 

required 100 

Waistplate, full dress belt, officers.. 355 

Warrant officer, insignia 188, 199 

how worn 200 

Wearing of the uniform, occasions Chap. IV 

White dress uniform 525-10 

when worn 133 

White undress uniform 525-11 

when worn 136 

White House, uniforms for - 125 

Winter service uniform: 

enlisted men_ 528-(7, 8) 

officers 525-(12, 13) 

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